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RICHARD SHUTE, M.A.,
SENIOR STUDENT AND TUTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD.
Henry S. King & Co., London.
The Problem before us—Words which require no verbal explanation—Truth
Words with which Definition is concerned—Definition by means of Simple
Of True Propositions.
The object of Proposition—Negative use of Universal Propositions—The ab-
Of Cause And The Law Of Universal Causation.
Two distinct questions—Cause an arbitrary link between phenomena—Attri-
A Discourse On Truth
All those serene philosophers, who from age to age have ascended above the mists of earth into the pure aether of speculation, have ever been at pains to inform us that the aim of their pursuit was the Truth. This it is that they profess to discover to mankind, whether they offer it to them in its simple form, or in that more refined quintessence, which they are wont to call Truth absolute or Truth for all intelligence. As the results which they respectively bring down to us seem, at least to the eye of the uninitiated, to differ greatly both in colour and form, a simple man might reasonably ask whether the thing which all seek is precisely the same, and might desire some explanation of the object of their search. 'Tell me,' he might say, 'what is that which you expect to find, and how you will know it when you have hit upon it.' He might ask with Pilate, 'What is truth r'